Opting for variety, Hollywood actors have shown their strongest support to Universal’s musical “Les Miserables,” Touchstone’s biopic “Lincoln” and Weinstein Company’s romantic dramedy “Silver Linings Playbook” as each scored four film nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards.

“Lincoln” received nominations for ensemble cast, along with noms for Daniel Day Lewis for lead actor and Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones for supporting roles. “Silver Linings” took nods for cast, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for leading roles and Robert De Niro for supporting actor and “Les Miserables” scored nods for cast ensemble, stunt ensemble, Hugh Jackman for lead actor and Anne Hathaway for supporting actress.

The nominations for Cooper, De Niro and Jackman were their first in the 19-year history of the SAG Awards.

Ensemble cast noms also went to Warner Bros.’ “Argo” and Fox Searchlight’s “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Alan Arkin took a supporting nod for “Argo” as did Maggie Smith for “Marigold” — who also received a TV nomination in the female drama category for PBS’s “Downton Abbey.”

With $103 million, “Argo” is the top grosser among with five titles nommed for ensemble cast” followed by “Lincoln” with $97 million.

Searchlight’s “The Sessions” took a pair of noms for leads John Hawkes and Helen Hunt as did Sony’s “Skyfall” for Javier Bardem and stunt ensemble. Bardem’s nomination marked the first time SAG has nominated a villain in a James Bond movie.

Biggest surprise appears to be Nicole Kidman scoring a supporting nom for Millenium Entertainment’s “The Paperboy.” She also took a TV nomination in the TV movie-miniseries category for HBO’s “Helmingway & Gelhorn.”

The lead actress category generated nominations for four films that received only a single nod — Jessica Chastain in Sony’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” Marion Cotillard in Sony Classics’ “Rust and Bone,” Helen Mirren in Searchlight’s “Hitchcock” and Naomi Watts in Summit’s “The Impossible.” Universal’s “Flight” also scored only a single nomination with Denzel Washington in the lead actor category and TWC’s “The Master” took its only nod with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the supporting race.

Notable omissions included “Amour,” “Anna Karenina,” “Arbitrage,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Promised Land.” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was ineligible for the SAG Awards as it was not shot under a SAG contract.

Searchlight, Universal and TWC tied in the studio tally with five nominations each.

“Modern Family” led the TV noms with a quartet for comedy series cast and actors Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara. The ABC skein has won the series category for the past two years.

Half a dozen entries received three noms — HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game Change,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and NBC’s “30 Rock.” “Boardwalk” nods included drama series and Steve Buscemi for lead drama actor, setting up possible victories in both categories for a third straight year.

Five other programs scored two noms: CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” History’s “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Hemingway & Gelhorn,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

HBO scored the most TV noms with 10, followed by AMC with six and NBC and Showtime with five each.

Alec Baldwin, who has won the last six SAG awards in the comedy series category for “30 Rock,” received a nomination as did Betty White for TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” for which she’s won two consecutive trophies.

Edie Falco received her 18th and 19th SAG nominations for “Nurse Jackie” for female comedy and ensembe comedy, putting her in a tie with David Hyde Pierce for most nominations.

With actors comprising more than 20% of the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, SAG’s feature nominations are a closely watched indicator in awards season.

SAG’s voting on the ensemble award has tended to diverage from the Oscar Best Picture winner with matches in only eight of the last 17 years. “The Help” won the ensemble award for 2012 while “The Artist” won the Best Picture.

SAG’s voting in the acting categories has been reliable with matches in 17 of the 20 slots earlier this year.

Taye Diggs and Busy Phillipps made the nominations announcement at Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Prior to then, the nominations had been posted inadvertantly on the SAG Awards site.

“We are aware of this matter,” a SAG spokesperson said. “There appears to have been a technical glitch with the website uploading process and we are working with our vendor to resolve the problem.”

Film and TV nominees were chosen by two panels consisting of 2,100 randomly selected SAG-AFTRA members.

Winners will be announced Jan. 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with a live telecast on TBS and TNT. SAG-AFTRA’s 165,000 members will vote on the noms starting on Dec. 31 with voting closing on Jan. 25.


Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Bradley Cooper / Pat – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-Lewis / Abraham Lincoln – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
John Hawkes / Mark – “The Sessions” (Fox Searchlight)
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean – “Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Denzel Washington / Whip Whitaker – “Flight” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Jessica Chastain / Maya – “Zero Dark Thirty” (Columbia Pictures)
Marion Cotillard / Stephanie – “Rust And Bone” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Helen Mirren / Alma Reville – “Hitchcock” (Fox Searchlight)
Naomi Watts / Maria – “The Impossible” (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel – “Argo” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Javier Bardem / Silva – “Skyfall” (Columbia Pictures)
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr. – “Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Philip Seymour Hoffman / Lancaster Dodd – “The Master” (The Weinstein Company)
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln – “Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Anne Hathaway / Fantine – “Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Helen Hunt / Cheryl – “The Sessions” (Fox Searchlight)
Nicole Kidman / Charlotte Bless – “The Paperboy” (Millennium Entertainment)
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

“Argo” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ben Affleck / Tony Mendez
Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel
Kerry Bishé / Kathy Stafford
Kyle Chandler / Hamilton Jordan
Rory Cochrane / Lee Schatz
Bryan Cranston / Jack O’Donnell
Christopher Denham / Mark Lijek
Tate Donovan / Bob Anders
Clea Duvall / Cora Lijek
Victor Garber / Ken Taylor
John Goodman / John Chambers
Scoot Mcnairy / Joe Stafford
Chris Messina / Malinov

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Fox Searchlight)
Judi Dench / Evelyn Greenslade
Celia Imrie / Madge Hardcastle
Bill Nighy / Douglas Ainslie
Dev Patel / Sonny Kapoor
Ronald Pickup / Norman Cousins
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly
Tom Wilkinson / Graham Dashwood
Penelope Wilton / Jean Ainslie

“Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
Isabelle Allen / Young Cosette
Samantha Barks / Eponine
Sacha Baron Cohen / Thénardier
Helena Bonham Carter / Madame Thénardier
Russell Crowe / Javert
Anne Hathaway / Fantine
Daniel Huttlestone / Gavroche
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean
Eddie Redmayne / Marius
Amanda Seyfried / Cosette
Aaron Tveit / Enjolras
Colm Wilkinson / Bishop

“Lincoln” (Touchstone Pictures)
Daniel Day-Lewis / Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Robert Todd Lincoln
Hal Holbrook / Preston Blair
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens
James Spader / W.N. Bilbo
David Strathairn / William Seward

“Silver Linings Playbook” (The Weinstein Company)
Bradley Cooper / Pat
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr.
Anupam Kher / Dr. Cliff Patel
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany
Chris Tucker / Danny
Jacki Weaver / Dolores


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)
Woody Harrelson / Steve Schmidt – “Game Change” (HBO)
Ed Harris / John Mccain – “Game Change” (HBO)
Clive Owen / Ernest Hemingway – “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Bill Paxton / Randall Mccoy – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman / Martha Gellhorn – “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
Julianne Moore / Sarah Palin – “Game Change” (HBO)
Charlotte Rampling / Eva Delectorskaya – “Restless” (Sundance Channel)
Sigourney Weaver / Elaine Barrish Hammond – “Political Animals” (Usa)
Alfre Woodard / Ouiser – “Steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Bryan Cranston / Walter White – “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels / Will Mcavoy – “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Jon Hamm / Don Draper – “Mad Men” (AMC)
Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody – “Homeland” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Jessica Lange / Sister Jude – “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Louis C.K. / Louie – “Louie” (FX)
Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope – “Parks And Recreation” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – “Modern Family” (ABC)
Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky – “Hot In Cleveland” (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson
Chris Caldovino / Tonino Sandrelli
Bobby Cannavale / Gyp Rosetti
Meg Chambers Steedle / Billie Kent
Charlie Cox / Owen Sleater
Jack Huston / Richard Harrow
Patrick Kennedy / Dr. Douglas Mason
Anthony Laciura / Eddie Kessler
Kelly Macdonald / Margaret Thompson
Gretchen Mol / Gillian Darmody
Vincent Piazza / Lucky Luciano
Paul Sparks / Mickey Doyle
Michael Stuhlbarg / Arnold Rothstein
Shea Whigham / Elias “Eli” Thompson
Anatol Yusef / Meyer Lansky

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jonathan Banks / Mike Ehrmantraut
Betsy Brandt / Marie Schrader
Bryan Cranston / Walter White
Laura Fraser / Lydia Rodart-Quayle
Anna Gunn / Skyler White
Rj Mitte / Walter White, Jr.
Dean Norris / Hank Schrader
Bob Odenkirk / Saul Goodman
Aaron Paul / Jesse Pinkman
Jesse Plemons / Todd
Steven Michael Quezada / Gomez

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Hugh Bonneville / Robert, Earl Of Grantham
Zoe Boyle / Lavinia Swire
Laura Carmichael / Lady Edith Crawley
Jim Carter / Mr. Carson
Brendan Coyle / John Bates
Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley
Jessica Brown Findlay / Lady Sybil Crawley
Siobhan Finneran / O’Brien
Joanne Froggatt / Anna
Iain Glen / Sir Richard Carlisle
Thomas Howes / William
Rob James-Collier / Thomas
Allen Leech / Tom Branson
Phyllis Logan / Mrs. Hughes
Elizabeth Mcgovern / Cora, Countess Of Grantham
Sophie Mcshera / Daisy
Lesley Nicol / Mrs. Patmore
Amy Nuttall / Ethel
David Robb / Dr. Clarkson
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham
Dan Stevens / Matthew Crawley
Penelope Wilton / Isobel Crawley

“Homeland” (Showtime)
Morena Baccarin / Jessica Brody
Timothée Chalamet / Finn Walden
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison
Rupert Friend / Peter Quinn
David Harewood / David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff / Mike Faber
Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody
David Marciano / Virgil
Navid Negahban / Abu Nazir
Jackson Pace / Chris Brody
Mandy Patinkin / Saul Berenson
Zuleikha Robinson / Roya Hammad
Morgan Saylor / Dana Brody
Jamey Sheridan / Vice President Walden

“Mad Men” (AMC)
Ben Feldman / Michael Ginsberg
Jay R. Ferguson / Stan Rizzo
Jon Hamm / Don Draper
Jared Harris / Lane Pryce
Christina Hendricks / Joan Harris
Vincent Kartheiser / Pete Campbell
Robert Morse / Bertram Cooper
Elisabeth Moss / Peggy Olson
Jessica Paré / Megan Calvet Draper
Teyonah Parris / Dawn Chambers
Kiernan Shipka / Sally Draper
John Slattery / Roger Sterling
Rich Sommer / Harry Crane
Aaron Staton / Kenneth Cosgrove

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

“30 Rock” (NBC)
Scott Adsit / Pete Hornberger
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon
Judah Friedlander / Frank Rossitano
Jane Krakowski / Jenna Maroney
Jack Mcbrayer / Kenneth Parcell
Tracy Morgan / Tracy Jordan

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Mayim Bialik / Amy Farrah Fowler
Kaley Cuoco / Penny
Johnny Galecki / Leonard Hofstadter
Simon Helberg / Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar / Rajesh Koothrappali
Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper
Melissa Rauch / Bernadette Rostenkowski

“Glee” (Fox)
Dianna Agron / Quinn Fabray
Chris Colfer / Kurt Hummel
Darren Criss / Blaine Anderson
Samuel Larsen / Joe Hart
Vanessa Lengies / Sugar Motta
Jane Lynch / Sue Sylvester
Jayma Mays / Emma Pillsbury
Kevin Mchale / Artie Abrams
Lea Michele / Rachel Berry
Cory Monteith / Finn Hudson
Heather Morris / Brittany Pierce
Matthew Morrison / Will Schuester
Alex Newell / Wade Adams/Unique
Chord Overstreet / Sam Evans
Amber Riley / Mercedes Jones
Naya Rivera / Santana Lopez
Mark Salling / Noah “Puck” Puckerman
Harry Shum, Jr. / Mike Chang
Jenna Ushkowitz / Tina Cohen-Chang

“Modern Family” (ABC)
Aubrey Anderson-Emmons / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
Julie Bowen / Claire Dunphy
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Mitchell Pritchett
Nolan Gould / Luke Dunphy
Sarah Hyland / Haley Dunphy
Ed O’Neill / Jay Pritchett
Rico Rodriguez / Manny Delgado
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker
Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Ariel Winter / Alex Dunphy

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Mackenzie Aladjem / Fiona Peyton
Eve Best / Dr. Ellie O’Hara
Bobby Cannavale / Dr. Mike Cruz
Jake Cannavale / Charlie Cruz
Peter Facinelli / Dr. Fitch Cooper
Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton
Dominic Fumusa / Kevin Peyton
Arjun Gupta / Sam
Lenny Jacobson / Lenny
Ruby Jerins / Grace Peyton
Paul Schulze / Eddie Walzer
Anna Deavere Smith / Gloria Akalitus
Stephen Wallem / Thor Lundgren
Merritt Wever / Zoey Barkow

“The Office” (NBC)
Leslie David Baker / Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner / Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton / Creed Bratton
Clarke Duke / Clark
Jenna Fischer / Pam Halpert
Kate Flannery / Meredith Palmer
Ed Helms / Andy Bernard
Mindy Kaling / Kelly Kapoor
Ellie Kemper / Erin Hannon
Angela Kinsey / Angela Martin
John Krasinski / Jim Halpert
Jake Lacey / Peter
Paul Lieberstein / Toby Flenderson
B.J. Novak / Ryan Howard
Oscar Nuñez / Oscar Martinez
Craig Robinson / Darryl Philbin
Phyllis Smith / Phyllis Vance
Catherine Tate / Nellie Bertram
Rainn Wilson / Dwight Schrute


Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
“The Amazing Spider-Man” (Columbia Pictures)
“The Bourne Legacy” (Universal Pictures)
“The Dark Knight Rises” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“Les Misérables” (Universal Pictures)
“Skyfall” (Columbia Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
“Sons Of Anarchy” (FX)
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke